Aotea, Porirua

11 hours ago

Pet of the Day: Toby Boy

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Our Pet of the Day is Toby Boy from Waikanae Beach who belongs to Karen Gillam.

Remember if you want your pet featured on Neighbourly, email us on yourpet@dompost.co.nz with a recent photo. Please remember to say what suburb you live in.

1 day ago

Sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter

Angela Quigan Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next … View more
Hi neighbours,

The Tokyo Olympics are about to kick off, and some of our country's best sports stars are set to represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The opening ceremony takes place on Friday (about 11pm NZ time), and the Games will run through until August 8.

Over the next two-and-a-half weeks, some of the world’s best athletes competing in a range of sports will battle it out in Tokyo in the hopes of walking away with a medal.

So get your New Zealand flags and popcorn ready and sign up for our Tokyo Olympics newsletter to have all the highlights, talking points, medal tally and analysis delivered to your inbox every day. Click here.

We'll also be live blogging our Kiwi athletes' events every day of the Games. Just bookmark this page to stay up to date.

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6 hours ago

What's On: FriendsofPataka - Music Series

Liz from Paremata

CLASSICAL VIOLA: NZ SCHOOL OF MUSIC PERFORMANCE STUDENTS Young accomplished viola players, Taliesin Amoore, Lauren Jack and Zephyr Wills – offer a programme of works for viola with piano. Non-members$5
FriendsofPataka - Music Series
  • Helen Smith Community Meeting Room
14 hours ago

Secure your bull team now with no upfront cost!

PGG Wrightson

Apply for a Defer-A-Bull purchase agreement today – a simple, cost effective solution when sourcing your dairy service bulls.

Secure your bull team early with no repayments until bulls are sold.
Find out more

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1 day ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A stunning picture of a silvereye/tauhou by Kelson photographer Andrew Gorrie.

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19 hours ago

Murray Edridge Wellington City Missioner

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

Murray Edridge is the twelfth Wellington City Missioner, a position he took up in 2018. He comes from Wainuiomata but now lives in Whitby.

Last night he gave us an insight into the work of the Wellington City Mission and his own part in it. Murray is the first layperson to hold the position and … View more
Murray Edridge is the twelfth Wellington City Missioner, a position he took up in 2018. He comes from Wainuiomata but now lives in Whitby.

Last night he gave us an insight into the work of the Wellington City Mission and his own part in it. Murray is the first layperson to hold the position and has a varied background in commercial life, NGOs, and public service, which he has used to good effect.

89% of Wellingtonians think the city is a great place to live, but for many others, life is a struggle. The City Mission has been working since 1904 in the greater Wellington area, to help those ‘left behind'. The vision is to empower them, transform their lives, and give them fullness of life. The Mission supports 400 people on a daily basis.

The underlying issues facing the Mission nowadays are homelessness and growing inequality. The Mission sets out to provide housing (especially transitional as opposed to emergency housing) and to mitigate associated problems such as isolation and addiction. The ‘left behind’ don’t have the same choices the rest of us do but can be encouraged to form communities of interest, which empowers them.

The Mission is leading a cooperative effort to provide 83 apartments for the homeless, and another development is underway. Funding comes from Government and donations from high net worth individuals.

A ‘social supermarket’ is operating, too, which, unlike a foodbank, gives clients choice in their food needs and thus affords them dignity and respect. The supermarket has been supported by public contributions and corporate players.

Murray stressed the Mission’s principle, which is to value people for who they are and encourage them to engage with others to give meaning to their lives. The Mission is clearly an innovative organisation with a strong and admirable sense of direction.

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19 hours ago

Plimmerton Rotary receives Wellington Airport Regional Community Award

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

This item won't feature every week but it is a momentous occasion when the Club receives an Award such as that presented at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2021 in the Sport and Leisure Category. Phillip and Graham (Richard Sherwin was not in attendance) presented the framed … View moreThis item won't feature every week but it is a momentous occasion when the Club receives an Award such as that presented at the Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards 2021 in the Sport and Leisure Category. Phillip and Graham (Richard Sherwin was not in attendance) presented the framed certificate to President Kay to suitable fanfare, with the news that the Award included a prize of $1,000.

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19 hours ago

Rotary Forest of Peace & Remembrance. Can you help us plant it?

Rhondda Sweetman from Plimmerton Rotary

Come Along and Help Plant
The joint project between Porirua City and Plimmerton Rotary to create the "Rotary Forest of Peace & Remembrance" has taken a big leap forward in recent weeks with the planting of about 5000 plants around the the boundary between Taupo Swamp and Plimmerton … View more
Come Along and Help Plant
The joint project between Porirua City and Plimmerton Rotary to create the "Rotary Forest of Peace & Remembrance" has taken a big leap forward in recent weeks with the planting of about 5000 plants around the the boundary between Taupo Swamp and Plimmerton Domain.
The next planting morning will be Saturday 31st July. 9 am to midday and helpers are most welcome.
Gather in the carpark adjacent to the Plimmerton Menzshed.
Bring your favourite planting spade and your gumboots.

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20 days ago

Someone lurking early morning

Amanda from Tawa

My camera caught someone walking towards my garage this morning were my car is lucky I turned my camera alarm sensor on before I went to bed it looks like it sceard them off

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1 day ago

What's On: The Joy of Harmony

Richard from Tawa

Join the Wellington Male Voice Choir, Harbour Capital Chorus, Coastal Vocal Locals from Kapiti College, and Cadenza Kapiti, for a variety of traditional, modern and barbershop harmony. See wellingtonmvcnz.org.
The Joy of Harmony
  • Queen Margaret College
1 day ago

What's On: The Joy of Harmony

Richard from Tawa

Join the Wellington Male Voice Choir, Harbour Capital Chorus, Coastal Vocal Locals from Kapiti College, and Cadenza Kapiti, for a variety of traditional, modern and barbershop harmony. See wellingtonmvcnz.org.
The Joy of Harmony
  • Queen Margaret College
1 day ago

Do you have a great spinach recipe?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Dear neighbours,

Every month, NZ Gardener runs a series of tested reader recipes using a seasonal crop. We are now on the hunt for spinach recipes, so send your best ones to mailbox@nzgardener.co.nz before July 26, 2021.

Every published recipe wins a copy of our special edition Homegrown Recipes.

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1 day ago

Rose Hughes’ latest project gives an old wooden crate a charming second life.

The Team from Resene ColorShop Petone

Give an old wooden crate a charming second life with Resene.

Find out how to create your own.

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1 day ago

Homeowners - eligible for a free home energy assessment.

Sustainability Trust

Are your energy bills so high they've got you feeling down? Maybe you're wondering where that draught is coming from or where all that expensive heat is going?

Or maybe your home feels (dare we say it) MOIST?

The truth is that there are lots of things that contribute to how healthy … View more
Are your energy bills so high they've got you feeling down? Maybe you're wondering where that draught is coming from or where all that expensive heat is going?

Or maybe your home feels (dare we say it) MOIST?

The truth is that there are lots of things that contribute to how healthy a home feels and how well it functions.

That's why Wellington City Council in partnership with us (Sustainability Trust) offer free personalised home energy plans specific to your home. The end goal is to arm you with the information you need to create a warm, dry, healthier home. You can even find out if your home is EV or solar ready.

This is a completely free service for homeowners in Wellington City.

Book your free home energy assessment today.
Find out more

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2 days ago

Kiwi Can - Payroll Giving

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation Wellington

Make every payday, a giving pay day.

Do you know about our Payroll Giving option? For just $20 per month, you can support one student to attend Kiwi Can for a term.

Payroll Giving allows you to make donations directly from your pay and receive immediate tax credits via PAYE. Head to our website … View more
Make every payday, a giving pay day.

Do you know about our Payroll Giving option? For just $20 per month, you can support one student to attend Kiwi Can for a term.

Payroll Giving allows you to make donations directly from your pay and receive immediate tax credits via PAYE. Head to our website to find out more and sign up today.

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4 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This could be a tricky one. Who knows the history of this photo?

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